Saturday, December 31, 2016

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!


GOOD RIDDANCE 2016!

Pathetic Attention Whore Trump Posts A Mean New Year's Eve Tweet At 8am Just So He Could Have His Attention Fix All Day Long (TWEET)

The troll in chief just couldn't stand to be out of the headlines for even a day. So the needy little man-baby tweeted his "New Years" wishes at 8:17am. Why so early you ask. Solely So the press could run with it all day and give the attention whore what he needs so badly.

Here is his Trump's embarrassing needy cry for affirmation...


I know at this point you're saying "you are giving him what he wants" and normally I would agree.

But...

I believe the all of us, including the media, should let Donald know that we are aware of what he is up to as far as his narcissistic attention grabs so that maybe others might catch on as well instead of giving him a pass. No more "Oh it's just Trump being Trump".

It's time to shame this emotionally stunted egomaniac into silence or at least stop feeding the beast.

President Obama Issues Sweeping Sanctions Against Russia Over US Election Hack

President Barack Obama has officially sanctioned the Russian's and related entities in direct response to their hacking of our U.S. presidential election.

President Obama said in a statement...

All Americans should be alarmed by Russia’s actions." Adding, “We will continue to take a variety of actions at a time and place of our choosing, some of which will not be publicized,

The Obama administration believes that if Russia is not reprimanded and ultimately deterred now they would continue to interfere in future U.S. elections, as well as elections in other allied countries.

To deter the Russians the President has done the following...

• Ejected 35 suspected Russian intelligence operatives from the United States who the administration said were spies posing as diplomats and other officials

• Imposed sanctions on Russia’s two leading intelligence services

• Penalized four top officers of the powerful military intelligence unit known as the G.R.U. that ordered the attacks on the Democratic National Committee and other political organizations, with the approval of the Kremlin

• Revoked Russian access to this estate in Maryland’s Eastern Shore

• Announced the closing of two waterfront estates — one in Upper Brookville, N.Y., and another on Maryland’s Eastern Shore — that it said were used for Russian intelligence activities

• Barred U.S. business with two Russians accused of cyber-theft of money and data.


Obama also left the door open for further action, including a potential cyberattack on Russia.

Taken together, the sweeping actions announced by the White House, the Treasury, the State Department and intelligence agencies on Thursday amount to the strongest American response yet to a state-sponsored cyberattack.

President Obama's sanctions come on the heels of the Department of Homeland Security and the FBI releasing a 13-page joint report providing some details of what the agencies know about the Russian actions. The report cites “technical indicators” that the hacking was tied to Russian civilian and military intelligence services. It adds that in some cases, the Russian actors masqueraded as third parties, hiding behind false online personas designed to cause the victim to misattribute the source of the attack.

Senior U.S. officials said there was “no debate” within the intelligence community that Russia interfered in the election to help president-elect Donald Trump's campaign.

Unsurprisingly Trump is still casting doubt on the U.S. intelligence communities declaration that Russia was responsible hacking and releasing Democratic National Committee communications that damaged Hillary Clinton and ultimately helped his candidacy.

This despite intelligence officials ― including the leaders of the FBI and the CIA ― stating on the record that Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized the hacks to aid Trump, who has constantly praised the Russian leader.

Trump has declared from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida that he believes “It’s time for our country to move on" and repeated that it was impossible to know who targeted Clinton.

The problem with Trump's gas-lighting tactics and his lackadaisical attitude toward the Russian's hacking is that many on Capitol Hill, including Republicans, are in lock step with President Obama on his retaliatory actions against Moscow.

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) issued a statement commending Obama’s plan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) praised the move as well. Republican Sens. John McCain (Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (S.C.), also lauded Obama’s actions even saying that they were looking at further punishments for Moscow.

Officials said they plan to release another public report with more details on the findings before Obama leaves office.

Obama appears committed to proving Russia’s responsibility despite the denials from Trump and the Kremlin. His administration wants Congress to receive intelligence reports that lay out the evidence before Trump enters office and is able to call off such investigations.

As for Russia's response a Putin’s spokespeople attacked the Obama team by calling them “losers”, a "lame" duck and promising swift retaliation.

Sure sounds like someone is taking a page out of Trump's playbook, nyet?

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Liar Donald Trump Takes Credit A Second Time For Jobs He Didn't Create In The First Place (UPDATE)

Yesterday afternoon the president-elect's team let the media know that Donald rump planed to make an announcement related to the economy later in the day. They added the news would be about a boost to employment but gave no other details other that it "should be very positive for American workers.

As promised Trump took to the front gate of his Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida and delivered a less than one minute address to the media that two companies, SoftBank and OneWeb, would be creating 8,000 new jobs in the U.S. Mr. Trump explained that phone carrier Sprint would bring 5,000 jobs back from overseas and OneWeb, will hire 3,000 people in the U.S....

I was just called by the head people at Sprint and they are going to be bringing 5,000 jobs back to the United States, they are taking them from other countries. And also OneWeb, a new company, is going to be hiring 3,000 people. So that’s very exciting,

And with that he returned back into his mansion.

Trump with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son in the lobby of Trump Tower on  Dec. 6th

If this announcement sounds at all familiar it is because this is the same deal Trump announced earlier this month when he he appeared in the lobby of Trump Tower with SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son (SoftBank is Sprint’s largest shareholder) and announced that Son and his partners would invest $50 billion in the U.S. and planned to create 50,000 jobs.

For the record it was a lie today just as much as it was a lie back then.

This investment from SoftBank and OneWeb that Trump has now peddled twice was announced in October... prior to the election!

SoftBank and their lead investment partner, Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund (PIF), had already let it be known a month before Election Day that they planned to invest up to $45 billion over the next five years of which SoftBank expects to pony up at least $25 billion.

Yet, once again, Trump announced that Sprint and OneWeb will be adding thousands of additional U.S.-based jobs this evening pretending that it was all his doing.

Again, much like the first time he announced this, the details on what types of jobs would be added were not made available.

In addition it is unclear whether the 8,000 jobs Trump spoke of are included in that 50,000 figure.

This announcement follows Trump's sham Carrier deal he announced in late November that supposedly keep 1,300 jobs in the U.S. instead of going to Mexico. What actually happened was that Carrier was given $7 million dollars of Indiana taxpayer's money, they eased regulations on the company, Carrier wound up only keeping 700 jobs and additional 1,300 went to Mexico anyway.

So it's par for the course if you were keeping track of Trump's job promises. Lies, pay-offs and kickbacks. The grifting continues.

*UPDATE: Just to add to the shadiness factor of this whole story is the fact that SotBank is seeking a merger between Sprint (which SoftBank owns) and rival carrier T-Mobile here in the US. For now that acquisition has been turned down by the current justice department so the question is whether the company is allowing Trump to take this victory lap for jobs that aren't really his as a bribe for allowing the merger to go through under his administration.

Watch this space!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Donald Trump Says Something Stupid #61: Trump "Thanks" Himself For A Consumer Confidence Bump That Rose Under President Obama (TWEET & CHART)

Donald Trump "Thanks Donald" Trump in a new Donald Trump tweet
When President Obama took office the consumer confidence index, a key gauge of consumer's outlook on the economy, sat at roughly 25. Over the eight-years he has lead this countries economy the index has spiked to 109 and has now hit 113.

Here's a Bloomberg chart demonstrating the trend...


Donald Trump, not understanding that he hasn't even been inaugurated yet, felt it was his place not only to take credit for the index's rise but thank himself (in the third person) for the surge.

To do so Trump, once again, took to Twitter...


So, up to 8 more years of this crap. Thanks Donald.

Obamacare Enrollments Exceed 6 Million, Just In Time For Donald Trump And The Republicans To Repeal It. (PS - Get Your Health Care Now!)

Health insurance enrollments on the federal exchange marketplaces served by HealthCare.gov have been outpacing last year’s sign-ups by a substantial margin.

As of Monday’s deadline for customers who want coverage in place by January 1st, 6.4 million people had chosen plans in the 39 states where federal authorities operate the exchanges.

The number includes more than 2 million new customers and an increase of 400,000 from the same period a year ago.

In addition last Thursday was a record-breaking day for HealthCare.gov enrollment since it's inception.

Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell announced last week during a conference call with reporters...

We’re going to finish this open enrollment by trying to enroll more people than ever. Today’s enrollment numbers confirm that some of the doomsday predictions about the marketplace are not bearing out.

The record breaking sign ups come despite the fact that the Obama administration and state exchange officials faced significant challenges heading into the current open enrollment period which included increases in unsubsidized premiums.

Those hikes came from the insurers who raised prices to compensate for higher-than-expected expenses during the first two years of the exchanges, as too few healthy customers signed up to offset the cost of medical care for sicker enrollees. In addition, several major health insurance companies withdrew from the exchanges or at least reduced their participation to increase their profits, leading to fewer choices for consumers in many states.

Despite concerns this would depress enrollment the results were in line with Department of Health and Human Services projections

Many hypothesize that the increase in the sign ups are due to the threat that President-elect Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have promised to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. A move that would immediately leave over 30 million people without health care coverage according to the Urban Institute

Trump and Republican leaders in Congress also want to do away with subsidize private health insurance on the exchanges and to finance the Medicaid expansion for poor residents that 31 states and the District of Columbia adopted under Obamacare.

The GOP’s tentative plan is to enact this repeal and delay debating legislation on an alternative to the Affordable Care Act for up to four years, leaving insurers and customers in limbo about what may come next.

Analysis by the Urban Institute cautioned that this approach would not only result in coverage losses for those who would be without financial assistance and the guarantee of insurance regardless of pre-existing conditions, but also destabilize the insurance market for everyone who isn’t covered by job-based plans or government programs such as Medicare.

In what may be the strangest twist is that it will be the incoming Trump administration that will finish the current open enrollment period, which ends 11 days after the new president is inaugurated.

A final tally for this round of sign-ups will be revealed sometime in January.

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By the way get over to HealthCare.gov if you would like to get yourself some reasonably priced health care before the Republicans take the option away from us all.

President Obama Says If He Ran For The Presidency Again He Would Have Won Which Leads Thin Skinned Man-Baby To Have An Immediate Twitter Meltdown (TWEETS)

Yesterday President Barack Obama sat down for an interview with his former senior adviser David Axelrod in an interview for his podcast "The Axe Files"

When asked about the recent presidential election Obama explained that he believed he still held enough sway over the coalition of voters that elected him twice to get them to vote for him once again. The President argued that he believed Americans still subscribe to his vision of progressive change...

"I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and articulated it, I think I could've mobilized a majority of the American people to rally behind it,"

After news of what the President had said broke thin skinned man-baby Donald Trump took umbrage at Obama's suggestion. He quickly took to Twitter to give voice to his outrage through these delusional posts...


He followed That with this one 2 hours later...


*Fact Check - Christmas spending has topped a trillion dollars for the last 15 years.

Still unable to let it go he dropped this one the next day...


You'd think Trump would have something important to do like reapply his spray tan or have Kellyanne pick him up some Tic Tacs.

Just for a little perspective President Obama's approval rating, as of December 12th, stands at 57 percent whereas Donald Trump's resided at 38 percent on Election Day.

And then there is this...



You can listen to President Obama's full interview with David Axelrod here...



Tuesday, December 27, 2016

The RNC Hails Trump As The "New King" In it's Annual Christmas Message

All hail Cheeto Jesus
On Sunday, the Republican National Committee (RNC) posted a Christmas message to it's followers written by it's Chairman Reince Priebus and co-chair Sharon Day.

In the tweet Priebus and Day seem to be purposefully trying to refer to Donald Trump, the president elect, as the "new king"... a term usually used to refer to baby Jesus given that is Christmas and all.

Here is the message...

Over two millennia ago, a new hope was born into the world, a Savior who would offer the promise of salvation to all mankind. Just as the three wise men did on that night, this Christmas heralds a time to celebrate the good news of a new King. We hope Americans celebrating Christmas today will enjoy a day of festivities and a renewed closeness with family and friends.

Given the way that it is worded it's not hard to understand why people who read the message came away thinking a major political party calling its Republican-elect a “king”.

This, in turn, royally pissed the Republican's very Christian base off (as well as anyone who thinks Trump already has a god complex to begin with) and the tweet bombardment of the RNC's account was off and running.

The party, realizing their little trolling expedition had gone awry, tried to spin the bizarre tweet by sending out spokesperson — and newly nominated White House press secretary — Sean Spicer to say the tweet had nothing to do with Trump...

Christ is the King in the Christian faith"

How that answers the question is anybody's guess.

Last year’s RNC Christmas message from Priebus made no reference to a ‘King' leading us to think the use of the word in conjunction with Trump's presidential win was done on purpose.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

Donald Trump Says He'll Close His Foundation To Avoid Potential Conflicts Of Interest... He's Still Keeping His Companies Though

In a predictably self serving and gutless move Donald Trump says he will close his "cough" charitable foundation to avoid any conflicts of interest.

This comes right on the heels of him and his family getting caught selling access to themselves under the guise of charity. First when they offered "coffee with Ivanka Trump" to the highest bidder and then a scheme allowing anyone who ponied up a million dollars access to Donald Trump through Don Jr. and Eric's brand new incorporated charity named "Opening Day".

If you were wondering, and I know you were, this is the exact same "criminal enterprise" and "slush fund" activities these rank hypocrites accused Hillary and Bill Clinton of when it came to their Global Initiative charity during the campaign.

The Trump clan claims the decision is part of a series of moves aimed at resolving some of the potential conflicts of interest that his business holdings pose yet stopping short of what top ethics experts actually recommend.

Trump claims he will donate the holdings of the foundation and then disband it which is of no consequence to him anyway since he hasn't put any of his own money into it since 2008! Like any real grifter he allowed others to give millions to the charity and then he doled it out as he saw fit under the false appearance that the donations were his own.

The news also follows a decision by his second son Eric Trump to suspend operations of his charity after the aforementioned "Opening Day" nonprofit that he and his brother Donald Trump Jr. had recently (last week) founded received negative attention for auctioning off access to their dear old dad.

Trump said in a statement on Saturday afternoon...

The Foundation has done enormous good works over the years in contributing millions of dollars to countless worthy groups ... However, to avoid even the appearance of any conflict with my role as President I have decided to continue to pursue my strong interest in philanthropy in other ways,

Oh, please.

And don't believe Trump is doing this for any other reason than to disengage himself from an albatross hanging around his neck as an investigation into the foundation by The Washington Post revealed that the charity had engaged in self-dealing.

Even at this very moment New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been investigating whether foundation spending benefitted Trump’s presidential campaign.

A spokeswoman for Schneiderman, said Saturday on Twitter that the foundation “cannot legally dissolve” until the investigation concludes.

Nice try Donny.

Throughout all these meaningless machinations remains the president-elect's ethical quandaries that his actual business present. Trump was to address this very issue at a December 15th press conference when he was to reveal his plans to sever ties to the Trump Organization. But Trump postponed the announcement and had his transition team announce there would be no further talk of the subject until January... don't hold your breath.

In closing: Do not be fooled by this classic Trumpian attempt at misdirection. He is dropping this news on Christmas because he knows the news cycle is slow and it will get top headline status. He believes this will garner him sympathy for having to shut down his "beloved" foundation and credibility for looking like he's doing the right thing. In reality his only reason for closing this so called charity is that it was nothing but a small con game, he is under investigation for that con game and now he thinks people will let him slide on the big con game which is keeping his businesses... where all the real money is to be made.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Trump’s New York Co-Chair Says Michelle Obama Is A Man Who Should Live In Africa With Gorillas, Wishes Death By Bestiality On President Obama

For those of you not from round New York you might know Carl Paladino from the Trump presidential run where he served as a surrogate and honorary co-chair of the President-elect's New York campaign. Paladino was a fixture behind Trump at his rallies as he tried to win the New York state’s GOP primary in April.

For those of us from New York State we know Paladino as the small, vile, foul mouthed, angry, racist, homophobe who hates immigrants and disrespects women and ran for Governor in 2010.

Well, at no one's request, Carl Paladino slithered out of his hole again to embarrass himself and all of New York by making unbelievably racist and sexist comments about first lady Michelle Obama and wishing death through bestiality upon President Obama.

In the interview with ArtVoice published Friday, Paladino was asked "What would you most like to happen in 2017"and "What would you like to see go away in 2017" .

Paladino's answer for what he would "most like to happen in 2017" was...

I’d like her (Michelle Obama) to return to being a male and let loose in the outback of Zimbabwe where she lives comfortably in a cave with Maxie, the gorilla,

When asked what he would like to see "go away in 2017" Paladino said...

Obama catches mad cow disease after being caught having relations with a Herford [sic]. He dies before his trial and is buried in a cow pasture next to Valerie Jarret [sic], who died weeks prior, after being convicted of sedition and treason, when a Jihady [sic] cell mate mistook her for being a nice person and decapitated her,” 

When confronted with his vile, ugly, racist comments Paladino released a statement to reporters through a representative saying that his comments had nothing to do with race...

It has nothing to do with race. That’s the typical stance of the press when they can’t otherwise defend the acts of the person being attacked. It’s about 2 progressive elitist ingrates who have hated their country so badly and destroyed its fabric in so many respects in 8 years,” he then referred to President Obama as a "lazy ass president

Andrew Cuomo, who defeated Paladino in the 2010 to become New York's Governor, said of the interview that Paladino had embarrassed all New Yorkers...

While most New Yorkers know Mr. Paladino is not to be taken seriously, as his erratic behavior defies any rational analysis and he has no credibility, his words are still jarring. His remarks do not reflect the sentiments or opinions of any real New Yorker and he has embarrassed the good people of the state with his latest hate-filled rage,

The Buffalo Parent Teacher Organization where Paladino is now a member, held a news conference Friday calling on Paladino to step down from the Buffalo school board.

The comments in New York came about a month after two officials in West Virginia sparked controversy over a Facebook post that called Michelle Obama an “Ape in heels.”

Paladino also has said he is considering another run for governor in 2018.

* UPDATE: A statment on the interview was released by Trump spokeswoman Jessica Ditto saying...

"Carl's comments are absolutely reprehensible, and they serve no place in our public discourse,"

Funny, that condemnation could easily have applied to any hundred things Donald Trump has said since he started his run for president.

Best buddies!

Friday, December 23, 2016

BREAKING NEWS: Trump Calls For A Nuclear "Arms Race" (VIDEO)

This morning on MSNBC’s Morning Joe the hosts revealed that President-elect Donald Trump told them that he endorsed a nuclear arms race during a brief phone conversation they had with him earlier in the morning.

The topic came about when they asked him about this tweet in which he called for an expansion of the US' nuclear capabilities...



Scarborough said, when they asked Trump about the tweet replied by calling for an "Arms race".

Here is the what they report Trump said in an off-air conversation...

Scarborough

Mika asked the president-elect when we had the opportunity what his position was on — trying to clarify the tweet yesterday regarding the nuclear arsenal and the president-elect told you what?"

Brzezinski

Let it be an arms race. We will outmatch them at every pass, And outlast them all.

Here is the video...

Now it's time to worry.

Trump's Missile Envy: After Russian President Announces Nuclear Weapons Expansion Trump Says He Will Do The Same In Copycat Tweet

If the thought of a nuclear armed Donald Trump gave you pause before the election this will put you over the edge.

We have what appears to be an atomic case of monkey see monkey do as earlier today Russian President Vladimir Putin issued statements about the expansion of his nation's nuclear capabilities at a meeting of Russia’s defense ministry.

Putin, quoted by Russian agencies, said at the meeting...

We need to strengthen the military potential of strategic nuclear forces, especially with missile complexes that can reliably penetrate any existing and prospective missile defence systems. We must carefully monitor any changes in the balance of power and in the political-military situation in the world, especially along Russian borders, and quickly adapt plans for neutralizing threats to our country.

After hearing his best buddy bragging about the size of his missiles Trump, not being blessed with the ability of self control, immediately tweeted that he had big missiles too...


See guys, Trump's hands are normal sized!

It seems that with one thoughtless tweet, consisting of only 114 characters, Trump is trying to undo decades and decades of hard work the United States has done with other major nuclear powers to reduce this planets stockpiles of nuclear weaponry.

But who cares as long as the man-baby that will soon possess the nuclear codes that could end all life on this planet feels his manhood is superior to that of his Russian rival.

So off putting was the tweet that even Fox News' business correspondent Neil Cavuto's knees went wobbly over Trump's pissing match tweet...

I’m thinking this out. Let’s say we get to Dow 20,000 so we’re all richer for it. But Donald Trump also promises more nukes so we’re all blown up just as we’re counting our money."

Not to piss on your corn flakes Neil but I think the wiser bet in this scenario is that we all get blown up before that "we’re all richer" part comes to fruition.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

$ GRIFTERS: Trump's Son's To Auction Access To Their Father To Highest Bidder... $1 Million Is All You Need!

Remember when Donald Trump and everyone connected with their campaign mercilessly attacked the Clinton's "Global Initiative" charity as a "criminal enterprise" and a "slush fund" that sold access to the Clinton's through the guise of charitable donations?

Yeah, about that...

As it turns out "pay for play" is only bad when anyone but the Trump's are doing it.

You see as it turns out Donald Trump's adult sons have just launched a Texas non-profit organization all in order to sell access to their father all under false pretense of charity... Exactly what they accused the Clinton's of doing.

Yes, really.

We know this because not only did they file incorporation paperwork for the "Opening Day Foundation" on Dec. 14. but they have also published a brochure hyping the event as well.

The brochure, obtained by TMZ, says that “all net proceeds from the Opening Day event will be donated to conservation charities,” (shooting animals) but it does not name the charities or detail how net proceeds will be calculated or distributed. It goes on to describe the event as “honoring President Donald J. Trump,” and a celebration of “the great American tradition of outdoor sporting, shooting, fishing and conservation,” the brochure states.

According to documents reviewed by the Center for Public Integrity the Trump boys are offering prospective million-dollar donors to the “charity” a “private reception and photo opportunity for 16 guests with President Donald J. Trump,” as well as a “multi-day hunting and/or fishing excursion for 4 guests with Donald Trump, Jr. and/or Eric Trump, and team,”.

Here are screen grabs of the brochure...

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Bald Eagles and Grizzly Bears... It sounds like a "furry party".

And unlike political committees, such nonprofits aren’t required by law to reveal their donors, allowing sponsors to write seven-figure checks for access to the president-elect while staying anonymous.

In other words if you drop a million dollars into the Trumps "slush fund" charity that won't name it's charities or how it will choose to divvy up the proceeds and you can have a private meeting with Donald Trump.... And you never even have to reveal who you are as the donors’ identities will remain anonymous.

The paperwork for the Opening Day Foundation listed four directors: Donald Trump Jr., Eric Trump, Dallas investor Gentry Beach and Tom Hicks Jr., the son of a Dallas billionaire.

Despite this fact, Hope Hicks, a spokeswoman for President-elect Trump released a statement which reads...

"The Opening Day event and details that have been reported are merely initial concepts that have not been approved or pursued by the Trump family. Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump are avid outdoorsmen and supporters of conservation efforts, which align with the goals of this event, however they are not involved in any capacity."

"Not involved in any capacity"... Right, accept that they are serving as directors of the foundation and are listed on the event's brochure, which organizers circulated among conservative political donors in recent days.

Larry Noble, the general counsel of the Campaign Legal Center, a nonpartisan campaign reform organization said of the event...

This is problematic on so many levels. This is Donald Trump and the Trump family using a brand new organization to raise $1 million contributions for a vague goal of giving money to conservation charities, which seems a way of basically just selling influence and selling the ability to meet with the president.

In a related grifting scheme the Trump family has recently endured criticism for appearing to sell access to Trump through his adult children by offering an auction for coffee with his daughter Ivanka Trump last week which was ultimately canceled an after ethics experts said it was ethically questionable.

The grifting continues!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Trump's National Security Adviser Met With The Leader Of Anti-Immigrant Freedom Party Founded By Nazis... At Trump Tower!!!

Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn met with Heinz-Christian Strache of the Freedom Party

As you remember a few weeks ago Donald Trump picked Islamophobic, Russophile, conspiracy theory, whack job Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn to serve as his national security adviser.

As of last month the ol' Lt. General has another descriptor to ad to the shameful list before his name.

An alt-right Nazi sympathizer.

As it turns out Gen. Flynn earned this one when he met with Heinz-Christian Strache, the head of Austria’s anti-immigrant Freedom Party, which was founded after World War II by none other than actual Nazis.

And the only reason we know about the meeting, which was held at Trump Tower, was because Strache described it on his Facebook page!

Strache wrote...

Internationally, the Freedom Party continues to gain in influence,” 

I guess he feels that Donald Trump would be receptive to his groups objectives.

Daniel Serwer, a former state department official who’s now a professor at the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, sounded the alarm bells on this meeting...

This is not just any opposition party: It is one with Nazi sympathies. Nor is Flynn any national security adviser. He is a documented conspiracy propagator. His long-term strategy colleague, Steve Bannon, is an ethnic nationalist and anti-Semite. The president-elect is an anti-Muslim and anti-immigration bigot.

There’s no doubt that Strache has a lot in common with Flynn, who has also warned of the dangers of Islam calling the religion a “malignant cancer and retweeted and endorsed anti-Semitic postings.

And then there is the like minded Donald Trump who not only has called for a ban of all Muslims from visiting the U.S. but has used anti-Semitic tropes and received support from anti-Jewish groups during his campaign as well.

For a little more history on The Freedom Party’s it's first leader was Anton Reinthaller, who supported the Nazi party as early as 1928 and later served as a Nazi government official. Reinthaller was a member of the SS, the Nazi paramilitary organization-turned-secret police that executed much of the Holocaust.

Swanee Hunt, a former U.S. ambassador to Austria who served there in the 1990s says that the Freedom Party...

had that strain that’s echoed here more in the alt-right. It’s building on this anti-foreigner and anti-Muslim sentiment that you see, frankly, all over.

Sounds right up the Trump administration's ally.

Many hypothesize that we are seeing an effort to build an international coalition of anti-Muslim, anti-immigration ethnic nationalists who will undermine the liberal democratic order of the West, in particular its international norms regarding peace and security, its trade and investment rules, and its human rights standards.

Candidates for this coalition include Russia's President Vladimir Putin, Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu, Egypt's President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi,  France's president of the National Front Marine Le Pen and Germany’s Alternative fur Deutschland.

To further this notion Strache also recently signed a so-called "cooperation agreement" with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s political party, which outlined plans for regular meetings and established cooperation on joint projects over five years, according to the Times.

Scary stuff my friends.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Russian Ambassador Assassinated At Turkish Art Gallery (2 VIDEOS * Warning Graphic!!!!)

Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, Andrey G. Karlov, was assassinated at an Ankara art exhibit on Monday evening by a lone gunman in what the leaders of Turkey and Russia are calling a terrorist attack.

The gunman was later identified as a 22 year old member of Ankara’s riot police squad, Mevlut Mert Altintas.

Altintas can be seen in video footage sporting a dark suit and tie, waving a pistol and shouting in Arabic...

God is great! Those who pledged allegiance to Muhammad for jihad. God is great!

Then he switched to Turkish and shouted...

Don’t forget Aleppo, don’t forget Syria! Step back! Step back! Only death can take me from here.” 

Here are two videos of the assault. Warning they are graphic and upsetting...

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Karlov was later killed in a shootout with other Turkish officers.

At least three others were wounded in the assault on the ambassador.

Senior Turkish government official described the well-planned killing as...

fully professional, not a one-man action

President Vladimir Putin of Russia said on Russian television that Mr. Karlov had been “despicably killed” to sabotage ties with Turkey. Mr. Putin who spoke to the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan have both agreed to cooperate in investigating the killing.

Both Putin and Erdogan have publicly agreed that the assassination was committed in an attempt to derail efforts by Turkey and Russia to collaborate more closely on regional issues and economic ties.

It must be noted that the assassination came just days after prolonged protests by Turks angered by Russia’s support for the Syrian government in the conflict as well as the Russian's role in the killings and destruction in Aleppo.

Local news reports said that Mr. Altintas’s parents, sister, three other relatives and his roommate had been arrested and that a computer had been confiscated from their house.

Ambassador Karlov’s body was flown home to Moscow after an emotional ceremony was held at Ankara Airport attended by Turkish government officials and diplomats.

• Update: Experts in middle eastern terrorism have pointed out that the assassins language after killing the Ambassador where he pledges allegiance to "the Prophet Muhammad" may give us an idea to what terrorist group the man aligns himself with. This is because that is not language ISIS uses as they always pledge allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, their leader. However, the shooters words betray what may be his allegiance to Al-Qaeda who does use this language and also has ties to the city Aleppo which the assassin references.

ISIS Claims Responsibility For Truck Attack On German Christmas Market (PICTURES)

Yesterday at least 12 people were killed and close to 50 were injured when a man plowed a stolen truck through a large crowd gathered at a popular Christmas market in Berlin.

When the attack was over the Berlin police reported that there was a deceased man in the passenger side of the vehicle and that a suspect near the scene had been detained.

After holding the suspect overnight though German authorities released the man citing a lack of evidence. As for the deceased man in the cab of the vehicle he was determined to have been the owner of the truck.

Meanwhile the manhunt for the actual assailant has intensified as ISIS has claimed today that it inspired the attack.

The ISIS-affiliated Amaq news agency released a statement saying Monday night's attack was carried out by "a soldier of the Islamic State" in response to calls by the group's leadership to target citizens of international coalition countries. This however should not be taken to mean the group is claiming it directed this attack as investigators have not uncovered any links to ISIS."

German authorities are investigating the attack as an act of terror as Chancellor Angela Merkel told journalists that we must "assume this is a terrorist attack."

Peter Frank, general prosecutor at Germany's Federal Court of Justice, told journalists that there may be more than one suspect at large, armed and dangerous.

Here are images from yesterdays attack...












Monday, December 19, 2016

Poll Reveals Most Republicans Are Convinced Donald Trump Won The Popular Vote That He Lost By 2.8 Million Ballots (POLL)

Donald Trump lost the popular vote by 2.8 million. Most Republicans are convinced he won.

You would have to live in a fact vacuum to believe this.

Nevertheless in a nationally representative online survey conducted by Qualtrics between Dec. 6 and 12, when Americans were asked...

In last month’s election, Donald Trump won the majority of votes in the electoral college. Who do you think won the most popular votes?

Here is how they replied...

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One must assume that the respondents rely solely on Donald Trump's twitter feed for their news as that is where he posted his false claim that Clinton only won the  popular vote due to millions of “illegal” votes.

There is of course no evidence supporting Trump’s claim which he apparently borrowed from Alex Jones' conspiracy site InfoWars.

Hillary Clinton's popular vote victory was more than five times larger than Al Gore’s, the last candidate to win the popular vote and lose the Electoral College.

Saturday, December 17, 2016

The FBI And The CIA Now Agree That Russians Hacked To Help Trump... Fox News Relents And Accepts Reality!

The FBI is now in agreement with the CIA’s assessment that Russian hackers sought to shift the US elections in favor of Donald Trump when they hacked the DNC and specific member's of Hillary Clinton's staff and stole sensitive and embarrassing communications.

The FBI's support of the CIA's assessment came after the bureau's Director, James Comey and National Intelligence Director James Clapper had meetings with CIA Director John Brennan earlier this week and apparently now concur on the agency's findings.

This is an about face on the FBI's original position that indicated that the CIA’s assessment may indeed be  accurate but lacked the specific evidence necessary for their agency to reach a similar conclusion.

A conclusion that, until Friday, has been flatly rejected by Trump and his official television station Fox News..

In a surprising twist the senior intelligence reporter at Fox News finally confirmed, after weeks of the networks silence on the matter, the aforementioned reports of Russia's hacking and the intended effect it was to have.

This magical moment of reality based reporting came from Fox’s Catherine Herridge when she announced...

"Fox News has independently confirmed that Russian-backed cyber militias were targeting US systems and influential US persons in the summer of 2015, and the operation evolved into an effort to interfere in the US election. These operations were sanctioned by the highest levels of the Russian government."

Okay, there was no mention of the inteded tilting of the election in their man Trump's favor but we'll take what we can get.

And as we know Donald Trump (sort of) accepted the reality when he begrudgingly admitted in a backhanded tweet yesterday that there were (Russian) cyberattacks...


Welcome to the party guys.

Donald Trump Says Something Stupid # 60: Now Says Russian Cyber-Attack, That He Has Denied For Weeks, Was A Good Thing! (TWEET)

Putin's puppet

The president-elect has now suggested the Kremlin did our country a favor by meddling in our elections.

After spending weeks repeatedly downplaying, dismissing and denying that Russia played a role in cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee, Donald Trump is now suggesting that whoever hacked top Democratic officials and leaked them online was actually doing Americans a favor.

Trump explained in this tweet that he dropped at six o’clock in the morning...


Just to be abundantly clear the "cyberattack" to which Trump is referring to in the tweet came from Russian state-sponsored hackers employed by Vladimir Putin.

The "debate questions" Trump mentions are in reference to a leaked document that showed that Donna Brazile, the interim chair of the DNC, had shared a primary CNN Town Hall question with Hillary Clinton’s campaign, ahead of a March debate between the Democratic presidential candidate and her then rival Sen. Bernie Sanders.

First of all let's acknowledge the obvious. Donna Brazile giving a probable debate question to Hillary Clinton before a debate is most certainly not  “illegal”.

Second, if Trump believes this massive cyber-espionage campaign in which Russian hackers attempted and invariably succeeded in undermining Americans’ confidence in the democratic electoral system did the US citizenry any favors he's deranged.

The more likely scenario is that he believes his 17 million twitter followers are easily duped thus explaining his grade school level tweet attempt at misdirecting his supporters.

Brazil later tweeted her response to Trump's dim-witted assessment of Russia's cyber-attack...


Trump's acceptance of Russia's interference into our US presidential elections makes him an appeaser and a pawn.